I have always enjoyed fiction that left me wishing there was more to read, made me long for a sequel, or kept me thinking about its intricacies long after I have turned the last page. My purpose in writing is to provide for an audience who appreciates plot twists, intrigue and smart dialogue, which I have crafted to carry them to a surprising and satisfying final chapter. I have been an educator and library director for 26 years, but I have been a plot junkie my entire life. I value any medium, which keeps me guessing and/or thinking throughout any novel, short story, piece of poetry, movie, and the like. I believe this sentiment accurately describes my style of writing. Also, I have had the privilege to study at The University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop Graduate Program and have always held a passion for reading and writing. I currently live in Saint Charles, Illinois with my husband, Kyle, of 22 years, my 14-year-old daughter, Madelynn, my 18-year-old son, Mitchell, and our Russian Blue Cat, Indigo. I have several other titles in progress.